Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and University Honors

First Advisor

Sarah Lincoln


Gardens in the Dunes is a novel from 2008 by indigenous author Leslie Marmon Silko about gardening, family, and the looming threat of White, male hegemony in the late 1800's. By analyzing the characters and the garden settings, a pattern of various resistances and oppositions to this colonial violence emerges that I believe is useful for a case study in making meaningful strides in confronting contemporary support for white patriarchy.